Fellow Professional Interest Section, the IDSA Ecodesign Section supports the development of products, places and service systems that minimize damage to and restore the health of our natural environment. From their page on the IDSA web site:
Design can enable people to meet our needs without destroying the natural world. Ecological design can reduce costs, improve system usability, and inspire people to act for the benefit of our natural environment and the quality of life of human society in the future. It is the design challenge of our generation.
Co-developed by Philip White (founder of the Ecodesign Section), Louise St. Pierre and Steve Belletire and sponsored by Eastman Chemical, Whirlpool and an IDSA/EPA Partnership, the Okala Design Guide provides an introduction to ecological and sustainable design for practicing and beginning designers. The course modules were designed to be easy to integrate into existing design education classes. Over 60 design schools in North America requested the Okala materials.
Please take the time to check out all the great resources collected by the Ecodesign Section.